MFA Boston & UNIQLO Launch T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Ukiyo-e Prints

UNIQLO's Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection incorporates designs from works by Hokusai (left) and Hiroshige (right), drawn from the MFA's collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced on Aug 6th the launch of the Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection, inspired by ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Museum’s preeminent holdings of Japanese art. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world,” was a genre of paintings and prints popular in the 19th century,...

TOAST Living H.A.N.D. STAR WARS Collection

Many of us rely on a cup of coffee to kick-start the day. The pour-over method has been a favorite for decades and continues to find favor. This system by TOAST Living, a Taiwanese brand who brings all the elements together. gourmet coffee of your choice, very hot water temperature, the...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – AUGUST 2019

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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Professional and financial concerns will feature, but the focus or impetus about which course to take may come through partners or close associates. Your need for recognition and appreciation from others is at an all-time high during this period AND you...

Japanese Virtual Model Imma

She is Imma - your new fashion idol. She was created by Tokyo-based CG company Modeling Cafe and has recently graced the cover of CGWorld magazine. https://twitter.com/imma_tw/status/1084001924498608128 View this post on Instagram ...

THIS IS “US”: IDENTITY AND INCLUSION IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

FusionFest is seeking performers, vendors and volunteers to participate in the second year of Central Florida’s multicultural celebration. The free two-day event at Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2019 is an opportunity for the diverse ethnic communities to share their rich traditions. Share your heritage via music, dance, food, fashion, film, poetry, visual arts and...

HEXA: $1000 Sun-Chasing Robot Can Look After Your Plant

Hexa's inventor, Tianqi Sun, explained on his blog that while he initially designed the robot to be multipurpose, when he saw a withered and dead sunflower in his home, he decided to turn it into the ultimate plant caretaker. Tianqi Sun says that he was inspired by seeing a dead sunflower at an exhibition that...

How Chinese Alchemy became an Independence Day Icon

Two thousand years ago in Ancient China during the Han Dynasty, Daoist Alchemists had successfully isolated and studied Potassium Nitrate, Sulfur and Carbon from charcoal. From these ingredients the Alchemists would go on to produce gunpowder, which would form the basis of Baozhu literally “exploding bamboo” in which bamboo filled with gun powder would be thrown into a fire leading to an explosion....

TAMPA CHOIR CONDUCTOR TO BE HONORED AT THE CHICAGO FILIPINO ASIAN AMERICAN “HALL OF FAME 2019.”

Some members of the Philippine Choral Group of Tampa with Connie Chanrasmi and the founder of the group, the late Olivia Santiano.
On Saturday, November 9th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Tampa's PHILIPPINE CHORAL GROUP conductor will be one of the recipients of "HALL OF FAME 2019" award for the preservation of the Philippine music in America at a Gala Awards Dinner & Dance as a Salute and Recognition in honor of the 2019 Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall...

#KimOhNo – Kim Kardashian Cultural Appropriation Controversy

Earlier this week, American celebrity Kim Kardashian came out with a line of shapewear clothing dubbed “Kimono Solutionwear” as a pun of her name “Kim” which includes her trade-marketing the term “Kimono” to the great dismay of the Japanese community and Japanese diaspora. Within hours the hashtag #KimOhNo began trending on social media with photos of Japanese...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – JULY 2019

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – An excellent feeling will prevail throughout this month. Connections or fortuitous meetings with people of status, importance or other cultures will feature.  A sudden windfall gain is indicated for those individuals who are involved in competitive activity or games of chance. People...
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